Burglars choose cash over hair treatments

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

They weren’t after fuller, shinier hair or better nails, but just cool, hard cash.

Two Hamilton brothers face numerous charges following a spate of “smash and grab” burglaries over the long weekend that hit 15 hair and nail salons, primarily in Dundas, Ancaster and the West Mountain.

Hamimlton police Sergeant Terri-Lyn Collings said members of a special break-in squad were able to arrest the men, aged 20 and 22, as they were leaving an east-end apartment thanks to tips from the public and patrol officers.

A subsequent search recovered stolen property from the entries, which targeted cash-register floats, she said.

“It was mostly cash that they were looking for,” Sgt. Collings said of the brothers, who were known to police.

“The places they were targeting were hair salons, tanning salons, people who do artificial nails, barber shops, that kind of thing, and I guess they figured that those were the places where people were keeping their floats accessible.”

Victims included Deb ’N Hair, and Details Tanning and Aesthetics on Wilson Street East in Ancaster; Empire Barber Shop on Legend Court, Ancaster; Magicuts on Golf Links Road, Ancaster; and Haircrafters and Hollywood Sunspot tanning salon in University Plaza, Dundas.

Sgt. Collings said police continue to investigate other similar break-ins and expect to lay more charges, including for those outside Hamilton.

“We do believe these guys were active in the areas outside our region as well,” she said. “They have multiple, multiple charges against them for the stuff that’s in our area and it’s still ongoing.”

Police urge anyone with information on the break-ins to call the BEAR unit at 905-546-8937 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Burglars choose cash over hair treatments

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

They weren’t after fuller, shinier hair or better nails, but just cool, hard cash.

Two Hamilton brothers face numerous charges following a spate of “smash and grab” burglaries over the long weekend that hit 15 hair and nail salons, primarily in Dundas, Ancaster and the West Mountain.

Hamimlton police Sergeant Terri-Lyn Collings said members of a special break-in squad were able to arrest the men, aged 20 and 22, as they were leaving an east-end apartment thanks to tips from the public and patrol officers.

A subsequent search recovered stolen property from the entries, which targeted cash-register floats, she said.

“It was mostly cash that they were looking for,” Sgt. Collings said of the brothers, who were known to police.

“The places they were targeting were hair salons, tanning salons, people who do artificial nails, barber shops, that kind of thing, and I guess they figured that those were the places where people were keeping their floats accessible.”

Victims included Deb ’N Hair, and Details Tanning and Aesthetics on Wilson Street East in Ancaster; Empire Barber Shop on Legend Court, Ancaster; Magicuts on Golf Links Road, Ancaster; and Haircrafters and Hollywood Sunspot tanning salon in University Plaza, Dundas.

Sgt. Collings said police continue to investigate other similar break-ins and expect to lay more charges, including for those outside Hamilton.

“We do believe these guys were active in the areas outside our region as well,” she said. “They have multiple, multiple charges against them for the stuff that’s in our area and it’s still ongoing.”

Police urge anyone with information on the break-ins to call the BEAR unit at 905-546-8937 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Burglars choose cash over hair treatments

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

They weren’t after fuller, shinier hair or better nails, but just cool, hard cash.

Two Hamilton brothers face numerous charges following a spate of “smash and grab” burglaries over the long weekend that hit 15 hair and nail salons, primarily in Dundas, Ancaster and the West Mountain.

Hamimlton police Sergeant Terri-Lyn Collings said members of a special break-in squad were able to arrest the men, aged 20 and 22, as they were leaving an east-end apartment thanks to tips from the public and patrol officers.

A subsequent search recovered stolen property from the entries, which targeted cash-register floats, she said.

“It was mostly cash that they were looking for,” Sgt. Collings said of the brothers, who were known to police.

“The places they were targeting were hair salons, tanning salons, people who do artificial nails, barber shops, that kind of thing, and I guess they figured that those were the places where people were keeping their floats accessible.”

Victims included Deb ’N Hair, and Details Tanning and Aesthetics on Wilson Street East in Ancaster; Empire Barber Shop on Legend Court, Ancaster; Magicuts on Golf Links Road, Ancaster; and Haircrafters and Hollywood Sunspot tanning salon in University Plaza, Dundas.

Sgt. Collings said police continue to investigate other similar break-ins and expect to lay more charges, including for those outside Hamilton.

“We do believe these guys were active in the areas outside our region as well,” she said. “They have multiple, multiple charges against them for the stuff that’s in our area and it’s still ongoing.”

Police urge anyone with information on the break-ins to call the BEAR unit at 905-546-8937 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.